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has spoken right behind me here. they are gathering as you said on the edge of frank ogala plaza. this is 14th and broadway. this area was recently reopened by police. as you can see protestors are moving in there. they told us they were going to have quote a meeting. that appears to be what's happening so far. in the meantime the mayor jean quan who was out of town until last night made her first public statement. they was pleased with yesterday's morning operation to clean out the park but troubled by what she saw last night. oik land mayor jean quan is defending her police force. they used excessive force among mostly peaceful officers. >> you have police officers 99 percent who took a lot of abuse yesterday but under chief jordan's leadership she has been trying to reestablish that connection with the community.
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yesterday was a sad day for us. >> last night they shot numerous rounds of tear gas. one man was struck in the head by a canister flash grenade or other projectile fired police. those who were among themselves say the police response was excessive. the bean bags rubber bullets were fired on the crowd. >> there are people out there protesting peacefully. >> there was one point where plastic bottle has to go. plastic bottle and gas in the crowd. >> mayor quan and police chief howard jordan says any use of force has been in response to their officers being assaulted
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first by protestors. >> last night they were having bottles thrown at them. >> she was truckstruck by a police projectile in one of the squirm michigans. >> i don't know the difference between the bean bag gun and rubber bullet gun but i can tell you this feels like a rubber bullet and not a bean bag. >> bruno wants a full briefing on use of force by police. >> look at each incident. we have to hear the chief of police explain their side. we can see from the demonstrators explain it and analyze what went on. >> this is a shot of a bean bag. they did fire these last night at protestors. they also fired tear gas. they claim anything else fired
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at the crowd that is not the case. they do acknowledge there are many agencies involved last night and some other agencies might have brought something else. of course they are looking into that. you heard from city councilwoman jane brunner. she was concerned none of the city council members were informed ahead of time before the police action was taken on the plaza yesterday morning. >> let's go back up above laura's position at 14 st. and broadway. more than 100 demonstrators are gathered. they are all just sitting there. we will wait to see what they lan to do l will plan to do. have you been able to get insight as to what they are planning? oo this meeting or gathering was
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organized over an e-mail blast. it is drawing a crowd of 200. the mood relatively calm considering yesterday. the buzz amongst the crowd is they are going to take over frank odela plaza. that's the green area where they have their cabinet. they could very well easily do that. all that is separating them is the hurricane set over there. chief jordan says oakland will have a much smaller presence unless things get out of hand. we spoke to people in the crowd and many of them are angry over the injury of one protester who was seriously hurt last night. a man named olsen. he is an iraqi war veteran. a former marine hit in the head by tear gas canister.
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he is you are der going neurosurgery. she made it reluctantly at a press conference today. interestingly they have groups as a radical organizer and she expressed sorrow for that. earlier there was an argument in the crowd rather than let this one man speak, dan seigel who is a legal advisor to the mayor. the crowd said look we have a difference with you speegsly it is not the same panel as me and they accused him of being part of the system. they argued on whether to let him talk. the troud said let the man talk. he got up there and said i highly recommended to the mayor that he let your encampment stay. she did not listen to me. i am with your movement i will be with you every step of the
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way. immediately he was in place by the crowd. now they are doing what you see. >> stay there with us. we are checking back with you through out the evening and the hour. >> allen spoke about the most severely injured demonstrator in last night's protest. he is in critical condition. scott oakland is seen in the video how police responded after olsen is injured. he is lying on the ground. you see people rushing to help him. they fired tear gas into that crowd. olsen is in highland hospital. we have the follow up to the story. heather. >> oakland police chief howard jordan hissays his injury will be treated as a level one investigation. that's the same as if officers used lethal force. it's a higher level of investigation using not only internal affairs division but district attorney and office of
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inspector general. >> 24-year-old iraq war veteran scott olson was injured while marching in oakland last night. his roommate tells us he had a 2 inch skull fracture in his forehead. doctors are deciding if surgery is nels. right now it is unclear if he was hit with a rubber bullet or tear gas or smoke canister. >> it is unfortunate that happened. i wish that it didn't happen. our goal obviously is not to cause injury to any one. unfortunately this happened and regret this injury happened. doctors told olsen's roommate he was conscious when he arrived at the hospital but was unable to speak more than in yes and no answers. >> really sad and angry two tours in iraq and no injuries and to come here and be shot by the same people that were supposed to be froekting him instead of shooting him. >> he is a wisconsin native for
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administrative job on a company called job swap. he camped overnight at occupy sf and came to oakland in support of occupy oakland. >> the guy comes here, he leans in that way he has a fracture. he's in the hospital has a serious condition with no one knowing exactly how he is going to recover what position he will be in. >> olsen is in critical condition at highland hospital. his roommate served with olsen in iraq says he is heavily sedated. he is on a respirator. they are trying to decide about surgery and parents are expected to arrive from wisconsin tomorrow morning. in oakland heather ishimaru abc 7 news. >> merchants to the protest zone this whole business is getting old. the damage and disruption being caused by the occupy demonstrators is hurting their livelihood. nick smith has that part of the
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story. >> the fight is not with police here. there is a police confrontation with parts of the community shaking. >> they will start riots easy. >> make your message known. if you don't like the banks former credit union. >> he runs such a business. small bank focuses on loans to under developed communities like oakland. that did not spare him the rage of protestors. he came to work to find the store front window like this. demonstrations like the one last night send the wrong message to those considering opening a business in oakland. >> businesses are challenged these types of events. it costs them money and the people are fearful to come to work. >> several small businesses opened in part bays of long subsidies in the city. >> we are part of a new breed of
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business oakland that want to see a vibrant alive bustling city center. >> they were also vandalized during the confrontation. >> it seems unnecessary and miss directed to be a small business owner who is independent who is a victim of movement trying to support that. >> they share a business space they open and operate downtown. both believe the vie lant clashes with police will be a blight. >> for ints stance yesterday we closed at 4 we usually close at 6. same thing today. >> be safe, be very, very careful just to get your message out and not to harm individuals themselves for public and private property. >> police haven't said how many businesses were damaged in the
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confrontation. they hold their breath to see if numbers add to the count. >> it is a different scene across the bay in the occupy san francisco and that can change and soon. >> it is a completely different situation tonight. what a kwifrns adifference a few miles make. this is occupy san francisco very calm almost blissful. the question is for how long? >> it may not have a good house keeping ray provl but they are trying. the city has given them no choice. >> you are subject to arrest. >> a letter signed police chief advises residence their presence here violates animal laws, recreation and parks laws and
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roll-call of the city department siting violation. >> the police department is trying to escalate the issue. >> mayor ed lee sounded that way, too. >> we are prepared to have to enforce our laws. it's the sake of everybody else being able to use san francisco the way they want to enjoy it. their rights as well. >> maybe there should be a few more laws against states and less laws of people trying to get by from day-to-day. >> it wouldn't be the first protestors in san francisco. last week if police in riot gear tore down tents and tarps and forcibly removed some protestors and arrested five of them. clearly this group is resilient. every day is a moral victory according so schmidt a protester who has a home in san francisco but just lost a job. >> they are complying with all of the things they are concerned about. it is cleaner than outside of city hall. >> it may be the next
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destination. >> we may be visible to the supervisors and the mayor when they come and go to work every day. >> not exactly in keeping with the next dispersion the mayor says he has already ordered. >> i am reluctant to give you a time frame. i think it's appropriate to say within days. within days or as some of the occupy protestors believer it may happen tonight. >> he is giving them information on how to videotape police if the police come in tonight and try to disperse them. the police say they have no information on whether that is going to happen. when we called this afternoon they heard nothing about the mayor's plan. reporting live from san francisco wayne friedman. go across the bay to the oakland demonstration. as you look live the protestors
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are gathering in the amphitheater area of franco gala plaza. >> they are now piling in. we will continue to follow this. >> there was a solar powered trade war between the united states and china. >> also tonight the recovery of a giant copper church belt stolen last week in annest bay salvage yard. >> conditions will remain high and dry. i am spencer christian. i will have details coming up. do it yourself wills are they good enough? i am michchchchchchchchchchchchchchososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososos
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>> closed captioning brought to
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you by mancini sleepworld. >> this copper church bell stolen from saint mare reese cathedral has turned up a salvage yard acting on a tip he found the historic church bell sitting on top of two bells covered with a tarp. he discovered a rare $23,000 violin rlliar this year. there are no suspects in the case. at st. marys they are calling this a mini miracle. >> the stage is feteset for a possible trade war. they are working on ways to support expansion of the clean tech industry. abc 7 business and technology reporter david lewey has the story. >> 25,000 people work for clean tech companies in california. the nonprofit solar foundation expects the number to double in
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the next year. he was a highly visible set back. state lawmakers are hard at work trying to find ways to support the companies. senator ellen core bit of san leandro is looking for ideas. founder of san jose nano solar. they make thin film solar. low cost loans could go a long way to boost production. >> maybe 10, $20 million that is kind of scale to buy 1, 2, 3 or more. it allows the rest of the factory to be in a much more balanced way. >> solar panel americas can import from china. panel americas u.s. trade officials complaining of unfair subsidies. fun tech power a chinese companies with offices in the u.s. the complaint could create a
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major trade dispute. >> these industries are growing in some companies they are government financing land that is given to these companies. that is how they are growing the jobs in other companies. >> we don't want to get involved in trade disputes at this time. we work in india and europe. so in our view it's important to have a strong global competitive view. >> california law americas say they will be focused on seeing what they can do to support clean energy and creating jobs. in fremont david lewey abc 7 news. beautiful day around the bay but a fire danger is in effect. >> let's go to spencer christian. >> we are concerned about fire danger. winds will be gusting up to 25 miles an hour. low humidity. winds are diminishing that's
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good news. higher terrain around the bay area. current temperature readings don't have hot weather. 70 degrees redwood city and mountain view. these are the winds at the moment relatively light 14 miles per hour at sfo.sofo. the winds are becoming more of a factor. in some spots mild day tomorrow little change in the conditions we are seeing right now over the next several days. we will be chilly in the north bay with low temperatures dropping in some locations. high pressure the controlling factor this center northeast moving inland. high pressure taking its place. we will still have dry conditions this pattern will last into next week. high temperatures tomorrow mid
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270s in the south bay. 75 most locations. upper 60s to right around 70 on the coast. mild day as well. 71, 69 in the sunset district. north bay highs low 70s. uniform highs around the bay area. low 70s around the east bay near monterey bay. they have the bay and inland locations. accu-weather 7-day forecast. inland highs in the mid 70s around the bay. mid 70s on the coast. upper 60s to right around 70. that includes lovely conditions monday for trickers and treaters. >> still coming up tonight acrobats acrobats athletes and artists. >> the
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>> we have been airing short comments from each of the candidates on some of the major issues. we have supports allowing young people to have a system fee of charge. >> especially as we look at a system right now where our children need to get to school. we have seen among the number of different cuts san francisco is looking at continuing to cut school buses. if that's the direction we are moving in i don't think we have
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much of a choice. >> there are 15 other candidates on the ballot including two sitting supervisors three former supervisors the city attorney, the assessor, the public defender, a state senator interim mayor and enter prone newer who has never run for office before. >> one reason the candidates for mayor is so large for the first time they can cap into public campaign financing. mayor ed lee is not throw his hat into the ring until the last minute. the major focus is the economy. he hopes to create a job squad to help small and medium businesses in the city. >> cut the red tape out. they want to figure out how they can be matched with good financial incentives. we want to create a $5 million small business revolving loan fund. funded by the city. we can do that with our own economy. >> all of our interviews with
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mayor lee and the others can be seen in their entirety on politics page at abc7news.com. another issue facing san francisco voters, pension fund. should it be based on their paychecks or the economy. >> california attorney general takes them to court over an environmental claim she says they should not be making. >> where there's a will there's a way. 7 on your side michael finney with a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
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in the amphitheater area. let's check with abc 7's allen wong who is on the phone for us. >> you can probably see the people who appear to be having a peaceful protest in the theater. but behind them a group has broken down that fence surrounding the former occupied camp. another group tried to stop them by trying to drag it back into place and now they are arguing as to what to do. the fence has been penetrated. someone has broken the middle clip that kept part of it together. at this point there is no uniform police presence out here. >> allen. thanks very much. we will check in as we need to. mike with sky 7 h. d. tonight. moving og major wall street insider is indicted as part of the biggest insider trading case in u.s. history. they pleaded not guilty in new york to 6 felony counts of conspiracy.
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he was freed on $10 million bail. he is a former member of goldman sachs and proctor & gamble. he is accused of sharing confidential information knowing he would use the secrets to make millions buying and selling stock. in one case gupta called him second after a goldman sachs board meeting. he was the prime markertarget of the investigation and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. gupta's attorney calls the allegations baseless. >> dow dropped 72 points following china saying they would help with the bailout. the s&p 500 each gained 19. 5 and a half percent in september. that was largely because builders cut the prices. the median price fell to an 11-month low. oil prices dropped when the government reported a build up in supply.
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crude oil is still above the $90 mark. >> next month san francisco voters will decide an issue that cities across the country are grappling with the financial crisis over employee pensions. there are competing reform measures on the san francisco ballot. carolyn tyler talks about the choices. >> about 26,000 people work in san francisco government. they are entitled to pensions. the city is expected to spend $422 million on employee pension
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costs. by 2014 that is expected to sky rocket to 800 million that's money not spent on schools pothole repairs or social programs. analysts say it's driving the city toward disaster. >> alternative is to declare bankruptcy. >> it is a crucial area that has to be reformed. >> the civil grand jury warned of what it called the pension tsunami. there are more than 23 thousand retirees according to their report over 3200 of them are receiving 75,000 dollars or more in pensions each year. retirement systems officials say the vast majority of the rest average 44,000 a year. when the economy is looming and pensions flourished the payout dob supported but not now. they backed prop b on last year's ballot to require greater
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for national sacrifice for plies. a push back from labor defeated the measure. this year as a mayoral candidate he's back with what he calls son of prop b proposition d. most employees currently contribute 7 and a half percent of their paychecks charred the future retirement. prop d changes that formula maced on how much an individual worker is making. >> it has graduated sharing of contribution rate. what that means is higher paid workers pay more and lower paid workers are either exempt and they pay less. >> it would raise the retirement age for some employees and cap benefits. it would saver the city 1.7 billion over ten years. critics say prop d faces potential legal challenges because it takes away rights without giving new benefits in exchange. the competing measure prop c is backed by the mayor unanimously
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passed by the board of supervisors and supported by the city's unions and almost all of the mayoral candidates. prop c keeps 7 and a half percent as the baseline pension contribution but allows a decrease in good economic times. an increase from workers when the economy falters. prop c also ups the retirement age for new employees. requires everyone to contribute to their health plan. the controller estimates c will saver the city $1.3 billion over ten years. mayor lee calls c the conscience sues measure. >> proposition c is uniting everybody because everybody is joining in and everybody is paying their fair share. we have a unity important to our city. >> barbara o'connor specializes in political situations who retired from cal state sacramento. she thinks voters will prefer prop c. >> you have to have a simple
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message n. this case fairness we all agree on this are salient messages with others. i think we will win out. >> the california center for public policy says d is the better alternative. >> san francisco is headed over the cliff financially. you can take a short term approach on proposition c and they will put the band-aid on there but it's not going to stop the bleeding. >> the measure requires a majority vote to pass. the one that does it becomes law. in san francisco carolyn tyler abc 7 news. >> coming up next the attorney general's battle with water bottlers. >>
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>> taking you combakback live to oakland where you can see more than 100 people are gathering at the plaza. a small group has broken off and struggled to remove a fence line around the plaza. right now the majority of people are here. the plaza is hope until 10:00 p.m. this evening so no laws are being broken at the moment. there's a police presence here this evening. we will keep following this for you. >> moving on the state attorney general is suing three companies for marketing their plastic water bottles as biodegradable.
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val lance water and aqua natural which states their bottles are 100 percent biodegradable. they claim it adds an additive that allows it to be broken down by microbes. they say the claims are boek gus. >> it tells the consumer they are biodegradable you can throw it in the trash. it will end up in landfill and in five years it will poof go away. >> california law passed in 2008 prohibits the term biodegradable on plastic bottles. they changed the labelling and blames enslo plastic for misleading them. >> they have supervision of a police department in settling a class action discrimination suit. lawsuit filed five african american accused the action team of conducting illegal searchs to
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try to get them disqualified. they agreed to drop the lawsuit from 180,000 dollars a fraction of what they shaut the sty attorney says it is cheaper to settle than to take the case to trial t. validates the antioch commitment to community policing. >> we want to remember a pioneer in the industry. dan burke stunned them when they took over abc 25 years ago. at the time it was the biggest corporate acquisition in the oil industry. he died this morning from complications of diabetes at the age of 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>> environmental groups are applauding what happened to the condit dam in washington state today. demolition crews blew a big hole
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in the dam it is being removed to help restore the habitat of fish runs in the u.s. this is the second largest dam to be demolished. it generates enough electricity to power 7,000 homes. they will tear it down rather than building expensive structures for fish traveling upstream. >> more than half of the people in this country do not have a will. part of the season is the costs of hiring an attorney. >> there are todo it yourself software that costs less. we have the pros and cons for both. >> consumer reports money advisor talked about several do it yourself wills to see if they can help those who need to get one done. the question is this do the cost savings out weigh the legal risks? >> no, i do not have a will. >> i do not. >> you don't think about the will. >> you don't even think about dying to be honest with you. >> michael marcof relish the task of writing a will it is
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critically important to have one. >> you want to have a will to dispose of the assets you have. also especially when you have children no matter how much money you have to must name a will to name a guardian to watch the children. >> consumer reports money advisor lock looked at software programs. the claim to help you write a will for less than the cost of a lawyer. >> we made a will on legal zoom. >> legal zoom and rocket lawyer allow you to mickake a will on-line. quicken will maker is a download or cd-rom. >> $25 for a flat fee to 119 2k08 lars for a yearly subscription. we bought all three tested them and with the help of an outside expert we judged their ease of use and the quality of the wills they produced. >> consumer reports found problems with all three programs. >> there was little specific information on state estate tax laws which can be different from
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federal laws. >> there are other drawbacks with these do it yourself wills. they do not allow users to create a special needs trust. they give no specifics on compensating executors all three are better than nothing if you have no will. quicken's will maker plus is the best of the three. unless your needs are simple you are better off consulting an attorney. >> consumer reports says a benefit of the do it yourself wills it evaluated is they can help you get organized and answer an attorney's questions. you won't spend as much time and will save you money. no low.com based out of berkeley they are the founders of all of this. >> they started this whole trend really. let's get the final check of the forecast. >> here's the clue. nice weather today and tomorrow. a time lapse view looking toward the southwest.
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thin clouds moving through. otherwise blue sky we have a lot more of that coming tomorrow. high temperatures in the 70s. uniform readings low 70s or about 70 near the coast. similar readings will be found near monterey bay both near the bay and inland locations. accu-weather 7-day forecast. for the next 7 days we will see inland highs in the mid 70s approaching upper 70s on saturday. mid 70s around the bay. upper 60s to around 70 on the coast. halloween is looking like a lovely day for trick or treating. >> outstanding. >> terrific. >> the 49ers. >> let's talk entertainment first. they have a new engagement. totem is the newest protection from cirque du soleil. arts and entertainment reporter sanchez has a sneak peak under the big to see top.
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>> the new show totum is about the evolution of man. >> we know the dazzling production that goes on inside. but it's really backstage where the magic happens. >> we caught the un cyclists rehearsing tossing bowls to each other. this is what they looked like in performance and here is the costume. >> they represent autumn and the change of seasons. >> the wardrobe department maintains and modifies the design. they are 100 local workers hired for the show. >> every night about 750 pieces including hats jewelry, wigs. and then statement we carry the same amount in backup. >> they have about 250 props this is a show about timing. >> we are very focused on the efficiency backstage. the show goes on and the pace
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keeps going from the moment you arrive until you leave. >> we have systems under stage above the stage and help. >> besides the speakers get huge. this is the scientist slash juggler juggler>> he wam an engineer and combined the two. experiment with different shades and surfaces bouncing all sorts of things. >> took 300 to put the show on. >> everything here is a lot more complicated than you might think. >> pushing the limit. the 49ers get unique advice. >> compares the nfl
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s mommy. the progresso chicken noodle you made is so good. the vegetables are cut nice and thick... you were always good at cutting your vegetables. and it's got tender white-meat chicken... the way i always made it for you. oh, one more thing honey... those pj's you like, the ones with the feet i bought you five new pairs. love you. did you see the hockey game last night? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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scheme in history. ruth madoff says she and her husband bernie looked for a way out and tried to take their own lives. >> here on abc 7 we will continue to honor protests in oakland where more than 100
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people have gathered. >> we will see you then. >> we are kicking it off with the 49ers but we have jim harbaugh. >> 49ers refreshed and ready to go after their by week as they host the browns sunday. they can get you healthy as braylon edwards hoping tock back after knee surgery. after yesterday's practice it will be a game time dueecision. you almost hate to lose the momentum after a weekoff. there's a tendency to relax after you get away from your normal schedule. >> dangers lurk no question about it. we don't want to hang on. like a mountain climber like a rock climber. takes more energy to hang on than it does to climb. keep climbing. >> not a great analogy. they have a top five ranked
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defense in the division. they have pittsburgh and baltimore. they play a physical attacking solid. if you are not paying attention it will wake you up after a by week. >> playing good so far. record might not show it but i don't think there's any week offs in the nfl. coming off a by week the record isn't great this year. put from a record standpoint it can seem weak to a casual fan but i don't think it is that way at all. >> they have a 28-0 shutout. jackson played quarterback roulette with 6 interceptions he had no business with only 3 games to prepare. had not played in an nfl game in almost a year. he didn't know the offense could have been injured but hopes to play the broncos in a few weeks. >> feel like i am back in high school cramming for the sat's or
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something like that. it's a lot more fun. it has been a lot of fun. great days. >> carson has been hidden away in cincinnati the last 8 years and had his head down in oakland the past week. not sure he was a baseball fan so we asked who was his favorite in the world series. >> i would like to see the rangers go back-to-back. they have been fun to watch last year and this year. it will be fun to see them do it back-to-back. >> he is not a giant's fan. rangers have been in back-to-back world series but have yet to win one. speaking of which game 6 of the world series has been thursday enin safrnt lewis due to rain. they hope to win a victory in their first ever world championship after monday night's come bacanovic tory. >> we were supposed to play today. so you want to play. we are not playing so we came in and got some work done and once
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we finished everything that we wanted to do today we will get on the bus and head back to the hotel and come back tomorrow. we will play baseball tomorrow. >> hate to see them lose the momentum. >> this edition of abc 7 news. >> breaking developments in the occupy oakland demonstration follow the son twitter in the abc 7 news area. thank you for watching. appreciate your time. see you tonight at 9 and 11. n you are
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